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Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Tracheobronchial Tree

Authors:

Walid K. Abu Saleh ,

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Odeaa Aljabbari,

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Mahesh Ramchandani

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Abstract

Primary salivary type lung cancers are extremely rare intrathoracic malignancies. Mucoepidermoid tumor is one of the salivary gland tumors that originates from submucosal glands of the tracheobronchial tree. These are very slow-growing low-grade malignant tumors. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment and rarely requires adjuvant therapy. In this case report we describe a 65-year-old woman who presented with a solitary cough yet on further investigation was found to have a mucoepidermoid tumor originating from the hilum of the left lung.

How to Cite: 1. Abu Saleh WK, Aljabbari O, Ramchandani M. Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Tracheobronchial Tree. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2015;11(3):192-194. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-11-3-192
Published on 01 Jul 2015.
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